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Old 02-15-2016, 01:53 PM   #1
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Cracking Doors

Have both doors in our 8314SS that have numerous horizontal cracks and have been this way for several years. Neither RV Wholesalers, who we purchased from nor Forest River offer solution to what is clearly a manufacturer defect. This unsightly defect doesn't bode well for Forest River when visiting RV parks and doors are open and visible for all to see. Hoping F.R. figures this out and considers customer service vs. Bottom line. Next stop is Trailer Life publication to see if mass exposure remedies problem for all of us who are victim of shoddy workmanship.
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:00 PM   #2
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I bought an '09 XLR used from Lazydays in '13. The front door was just like yours. Lazydays said it was not a safety issue and did nothing.

We wrong to the FROG rally in Goshen and the XLR rep said he had never seen that before. They replaced the whole door for us.

You may want to look into going.


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Old 02-15-2016, 02:02 PM   #3
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I had that happen on our 2011 R-Vision Crossover. I pulled the door apart and replaced the inside panel with an FRP from Home Depot and it looked great! The factory panel was SO thin that you could tear it with your hands.
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:24 PM   #4
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Shoddy workmanship didn't cause your doors to crack.
Poor material maybe....?
As Just b rad mentioned it's a possible DIY fix for not a lot of money or
maybe even fixed free at the next rally.

Don't let this one cosmetic problem ruin your enjoyment of your trailer!

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